A new community in Swindon

When your plan is to build new homes, you should think about building a community, not just housing. That’s the idea behind our investment in a new housing project, in our home town of Swindon. It’s an idea chosen by our members, developed around the needs of those who’ll live there and the surrounding communities.

Why we’re doing this

This new project fits in perfectly with our aim of building society, nationwide.

And our members agree. In a recent survey, a massive 80% wanted us to invest in a new housing scheme – one that helps and supports people at key points in their lives.

Our investment in Oakfield also takes us back to our roots. Over 100 years ago, we helped finance the creation of Letchworth: the UK’s first ever Garden City, and a quiet revolution in the way people lived.

Come and meet us

We’d like to hear your thoughts and ideas on the development of the former Oakfield campus. Come along and meet our architects and planners:

Outside McColl’s, 73 Marlowe Avenue
Date: Thursday 15 February
Time: 10:00-12:30

Jolly Roger, Greenbridge Road (entrance fee still applies)
Date: Thursday 15 February
Time: 13:30-16:30

Walkabout on Oakfield Campus site (weather permitting)
Date: Saturday 17 February
Time: 10:00-12:00

Buckhurst Park Community Centre, Burghley Close
Date: Monday 19 February
Time: 16:30-19:00

Park Library, Cavendish Square
Date: Wednesday 21 February
Time: 10:00- 12:30

Nythe Community Centre, Nyland Road
Date: Wednesday 21 February
Time: 16:00- 19:00

Creating a place called home

Our involvement is about more than bricks and mortar. It’s about building the start of a new community.

To do this, we’ll involve those who live in and around the area. We will put local people at the heart of the planning and design process. We’ll have regular meetings and open conversations, until we’re ready to submit it for planning.

The future

This is very much a work in progress, and probably won’t start before 2019. But we’ll be part of this community for a long time. We want to help it develop, so it has a proper chance to grow. And while for now this is a local scheme, we hope it’ll start a national debate about how new homes are built. As soon as we have more news about the Oakfield Campus development, we’ll share it with you here. If you live locally, get in touch with Keith Brown, our Community Organiser.

Keith Brown

Meet Keith, our Community Organiser

Keith Brown has been hired by Nationwide as a Community Organiser to make sure everyone local to Oakfield Campus is empowered and supported to make their voice heard and help create positive change in this neighbourhood.

Please contact him on 07825 832843 or by email oakfield@nationwide.co.uk

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